Mission: Recovering Education 2021

5 April 2021
UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank are launching a joint mission – Mission: Recovering Education 2021  – focused on three priorities: bringing all children back to schools, recovering learning losses, and preparing and supporting teachers. (World Education Blog)

How will countries make up for lost learning during the pandemic?

26 March 2021
As one lockdown week morphs into another, the learning of millions of students continues to be disrupted. UNESCO figures show, on average, two-thirds of an academic year has been lost worldwide due to COVID-19 school closures. The learning loss is enormous. How do we help students who have fallen behind to catch up? (World Education Blog)

One year into COVID-19 education disruption: Where do we stand?

22 March 2021
Exactly a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic brought learning to a screeching halt worldwide, creating the most severe global education disruption in history. At the peak of the crisis, UNESCO data showed that over 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries were out of school. Over 100 million teachers and school personnel were impacted by the sudden closures of learning institutions. Today, two-thirds of the world’s student population is still affected by full or partial school closures. In 29 countries, schools remain fully closed. (UNESCO)